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Fresh install for a new motherboard?

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I just reformatted my computer, but now i'm gonna be gettin a new mobo in a couple of days. Is it pointless to put everything back on my computer now, or will I not need to do another install when I switch out the motherboard. Sorry if this is a stupid question
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Athlon II x4 635 Propus @ 2.9 Ghz ASRock 890FX Deluxe 5 Sapphire HD 5770 x2 4 Gb OCZ Reaper DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500 Gb Samsung Spinpoint F3 + 1 TB Spinpoint F3 Blu Ray reader/DVD burner Windows 7 Ultimate x64 23" Acer LCD 2048x1152 
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BFG Tech GS-550 550W Antec 300 Illusion 
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post #2 of 6
Nope. Just use Driver Sweeper to clear the old drivers and just install the new board and install new drivers.
post #3 of 6
windows 7 will find and load the drivers it needs for the new mobo

however i would still do a fresh install :0
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post #4 of 6
Actually if it has been a while since you reran windows, then i would redo it. But if it has been a short time, then i just boot into windows and allow it to do its thing. You might have to manually install some of the drivers though.

Only thing you will have to do is reactivate the os once you swap out the boards.
post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by mbudden View Post
Nope. Just use Driver Sweeper to clear the old drivers and just install the new board and install new drivers.
This^

You can just uninstall any old drivers with Driver Sweeper, then install the new motherboard's drivers.
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post #6 of 6
A fresh install will potentially save you from many headaches down the road....
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